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MANDATORY ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOLLOWING DUI CONVICTIONS

Following a conviction for driving under the influence in California, you can expect to face a range of penalties that can be very restrictive and costly. You may be ordered to pay fines and court costs. You might also have to serve a jail sentence and have your driver's license suspended for a specified amount [...]

2019-05-03T20:20:02+00:00

THE IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING YOUR LAWYER’S ADVICE ABOUT TESTIFYING

When you are charged with a DUI, whether it is a first-time offense or a subsequent one, it is important that you get help from a criminal defense lawyer who has experience with defending against drunk driving charges. Throughout your case, your attorney will advise you concerning different actions you should take. If you end [...]

2019-05-03T20:20:23+00:00

ENHANCED DUI CHARGES MEAN TOUGHER PENALTIES

You were pulled over by a cop who suspected you were driving under the influence. You disagreed but still ended up in handcuffs and charged with driving under the influence. Now you find out that if convicted, your sentence may include enhancements. Enhancements is a nice word, but not when it comes to drunk driving [...]

2019-05-03T20:20:52+00:00

TWO DUIS EQUAL HARSHER CONSEQUENCES

Driving under the influence is a serious charge, and it normally requires the experience of a criminal defense attorney. Scott D. Henry is a leading lawyer in the Southern California area so you have a chance at an acquittal almost immediately following your charges. If this DUI is your second charge, however, our law firm's [...]

2019-05-03T20:22:10+00:00

ANYONE CAN BE GUILTY OF DUI

Driving under the influence can take many forms. You might have just woken up from a deep, Ambien sleep, and you're driving to work when a police officer pulls you over. A few too many drinks clouds your judgement when you decide to drive home at night. The police are involved in the community to [...]

2019-05-03T20:22:40+00:00

MARIJUANA USE AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH DUI CHARGES

When you renew your vehicle's registration or visit the DMW, you will almost always see a chart on blood alcohol content. The state of California has strict rules about this substance being in your bloodstream as you drive around town. However, this rule doesn't translate to marijuana intoxication. In fact, it's much harder for a [...]

2019-05-03T20:27:55+00:00

THE IMPACT OF THE RIBS ACT

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a person dies every 52 minutes in an alcohol-related traffic collision. That translates to over 10,000 deaths per year. However, a new California law aims to provide bartenders with training that would help them determine when to stop serving a potentially intoxicated patron. WHAT IS THE [...]

2019-05-03T20:28:09+00:00

HOW AMBIEN USE CAN LEAD TO DUI CHARGES

There is no legal defense in the state of California that protects you from a driving-under-the-influence charge associated with prescription-drug use. In fact, Ambien or sleeping pills is one of the top reasons why motorists are charged with intoxication today. In the eyes of the law, Ambien is just as hazardous as alcohol when it's [...]

2019-05-03T20:28:25+00:00

TAKING CARE OF OUT-OF-STATE DUI CHARGES

If you are accused of drunk driving in California, the experience may seem overwhelming. It may be even more so if you are a California driver who is charged with doing so in another state. When you are visiting in other states, you are required to follow all of the traffic laws of the state [...]

2019-05-03T20:29:17+00:00